Kerala Endemic Birding Tour

Kerala Endemic Birding Tour (6 Days)
From USD 750

Kerala with its vast forested stretches at the foothills and mountains of the Western Ghats is rich in bird life. The state boats of over 440 species of birds, including most of the endemics of the Western Ghats. This six day tour in the lowland forests at Thattekkad and high altitude cloud forests and grasslands of Munnar combines to present most of the Western Ghats endemic birds like the Malabar Grey Hornbill, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Black and Orange flycatcher as well some endemic mammals like the Nilgiri Tahrs, Malabar Giant Squirrel, the Nilgiri Marten and Nilgiri Langurs. 

Day 01, 02 & 03: Thattekkad
Arrive Thattekkad. Meet up with your guide and commence the Kerala Endemic Birds tour. We will settle into the Hornbill Camp set in the midst of the forest and on the banks of the Periyar River & proceed for birding during the next 3 days. You should sight the Whitebellied Treepie, Rufous Babbler, Crimsonbacked Sunbird, White Bellied Blue Flycatcher, Wayanad Laughing Thrush, Malabar Parakeet and Malabar Grey Hornbill besides owls like the Mottled Wood Owl, Oriental Bay Owl, Oriental scopes owl, Brown Fish Owl, Oriental Scopes Owl and Spotbellied Eagle Owl. You should also be able to sight the Red Spurfowl, Grey Jungle Fowl, Indian Pitta, Black-throated Munia and the Grey headed fishing eagle. You will be visiting Urulanthanni, Edamalayar and Charupara regions around Thattekkad.

Day 04 & 05: Munnar
Depart for Munnar early morning. The drive will take approximately 2 hours. Proceed for birding at Rajamala & the nearby sholas (high altitude cloud forests). You should sight the endemics like the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Nilgiri Pipit, Whitebellied shortwing and the Broadtailed Grassbird. We will also take a tour to the Bodi Ghats for the elusive Yellow Throated bulbul, Indian robin, Sirkeer Malkoha, Short Toed Snake Eagle, Blue Faced Malkoha and the Black eagle. On the way, stop at the Lockhart Gap for birding amongst the sholas.

Day 06: Depart
Depart for Kochi.


  • Accommodation for 5 nights with all meals
  • All surface transportation, driver’s allowances, parking fees & toll
  • Birding guide / driver cum guide
  • All birding walks and entrance fees to parks & sanctuaries
  • All taxes

Any day of the week. Best months from August to May.